Revelation 3:1-6 NLT
 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: “I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead.
 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God.
 Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
 “Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
 All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.
 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.
Reflection . . .
Jesus warns the church in Sardis through John’s writing that they appear to be alive but really they are dead, many of them had not been living a life worthy of being called followers of Jesus.
The admonishment is this: Repent and turn to the Lord again!
Historically, one of the goals of the Lenten season is to focus on repentance and turning or making a habit of continual turning to the Lord. When we make it a habit, we live a lifestyle of repentance. What doest the Lord require of us?
. . . the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8 NLT
To walk humbly with God involves a life of submitting ourselves to Him – living before in a broken and contrite manner. That’s what it means to walk “worthy”!